Project Description

Gentling Wild Horses

Gentling Wild Horses provides participants the opportunity to use Monty’s non-violent methods with previously unhandled horses. Open to students of all levels of equine experience, participants will observe and have hands-on lessons according to their levels of skill and prior experience.

Participants work in Monty Roberts’ patented, unique facility (the IFA Untouched Gentling Pen) which is designed for the humane treatment of wild horses, and the safety of horse and handler.

Participants have an opportunity to experience a horse’s first touch by human hand and will assist the horses going through the gentling process – haltered, led, groomed, desensitized, and have their feet picked up. It is a fantastic way for those interested in equine psychology to learn more about the nature of the horse (and people too).

Additionally, the course offers trainers, horse owners and volunteers in the equine industry (particularly those dealing with difficult horses) the opportunity to learn a new approach in dealing with young, challenging and unstarted horses.

Monty Roberts Gentling Wild Horses RosetteA rosette token of accomplishment* will be provided upon completing the course.

*Please note, the rosettes token does not make a statement about the holder’s status as a horse trainer and does not contribute towards certification which is only available through the Certification program.  






Contact us for an offline booking or further information.

Booking a Course

Once you have placed the order for your space in the upcoming course, our Monty Roberts Certified Instructors will contact you to confirm receiving the order and also answer any questions you may have regarding participation. We will also provide additional enrollment paperwork which will need to be filled out and submitted prior to attending.  

While accommodations are not provided onsite, we do have connections with many local area hotels in Solvang, and Buellton.  Please review our Transportation and Accommodation worksheet found here.

Monty Roberts Online University

Included in the course is a three-month subscription to Monty Roberts’ Online University. This online learning tool will support your continuing education in Monty’s methods. If you are currently an Online University member, we will extend your subscription at the end of the course.